As the temperature slowly drops and St. Augustine is transformed into a winter wonderland for Nights of Lights, the need for a cozy beverage becomes absolutely necessary. While experiencing the lights and holiday cheer, stop in at any of our local coffee shops for a special drink to warm you up from the inside out. The Oldest City is lucky to be home to an amazing assortment of coffee shops and cafes to create the cozy feel we all desire during the winter. Here’s a selection of our favorite local and unique cozy drinks from around town.
Bailey’s Irish Cream Latte
Choco Lattes Dessert and Wine Bar
Those visiting St. Augustine at night often look for a way to unwind and warm up after a long day. For everyone who wants to spice up their visit, try adding your favorite alcohol to your favorite form of coffee. Choco Lattes takes their classic latte and pairs it with a little adult Christmas cheer to warm you right up as you head downtown for all the holiday festivities St. Augustine has to offer. Get into the spirit with a little bit of Bailey’s to keep you cozy all night!
The Heat Miser
City Perks Coffee Co.
Start the winter months off right with one of City Perk’s sensational seasonal specials! This mocha drink is flavored with the best dark chocolate and mixed with a pinch of cinnamon. For a little Christmas bonus, City Perk also offers complimentary house-made cinnamon bark with every order. One sip of this one of a kind drink will warm even the Grinch’s spirit!
Ganache Hot Chocolate
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Everyone’s favorite brunch spot has your next favorite drink to warm you up! For anyone who isn’t the biggest coffee fan, this special hot chocolate will leave you wanting more. With their house-made chocolate ganache and steamed milk, Maple Street’s Ganache chocolate will help your daily chocolate craving go away until the next time you crave one of these beautifully crafted beverages. Head in the next time your in need of some cozy chocolaty fun!
With the perfect location downtown across from the center of town and all of the lights, the Kookaburra has the next delicious drink that won’t disappoint. Their P.C. latte contains creamy caramel flavoring and just a hint of vanilla for anyone who loves simplicity in their coffee orders, while still needing the caffeine kick to keep you going. This beverage is flavored perfectly and will keep you cozy as you wander around town to see St. Augustine all lit up!
White Peppermint Mocha Latte
The Hyppo Coffee Bar
The Hyppo is widely known in St. Augustine for their cooling and creative popsicles. While these are perfect for most months out of the year, their new Hyppo Coffee Bar provides heartwarming drinks to keep the cold away. Their White Peppermint Mocha flavored latte is a classic! Perfect for sipping on while taking a break from the cold. Stop in at their new location for a white peppermint pick-me-up like you’ve never tasted before!
Chocolate Mint Tea
City Bistro Tea House & Coffee Company
Staying warm in St. Augustine is sometimes hard when you aren’t the biggest fan of coffee or caffeine. For all my tea drinkers out there who want to keep cozy, here is one flavored brew you don’t see very often! City Bistro blends everyone’s two favorite flavor – chocolate and mint – to create a surprisingly delightful and tasty loose leaf hot tea for you to enjoy. Stop in this winter season to try it and stay warm as the temperature keeps dropping!
What cozy drink is catching your eye in St. Augustine? Let us know in the comments below!